Projects

Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance (Secondary Dwellings)

On May 25, 2017, the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors approved Phase I of the Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance.  The Phase I amendment, which brought the County’s Land Use Ordinance into compliance with California State Code Section 65852.2 regarding Accessory Dwelling Units, eliminated County requirements for road surfacing and owner-occupancy for secondary dwellings.

The Board of Supervisors has directed staff to initiate Phase II of an Accessory Dwelling Unit Ordinance to further incentive and remove unnecessary barriers to their development.  As part of this effort, the County will review existing restrictions and limitations on secondary dwellings throughout the unincorporated areas of the County.

Airport Land Use Plan Update

The San Luis Obispo County Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) is in the process of updating the airport land use plan for the San Luis Obispo County Regional Airport. The existing plan was prepared in 2005 and is not consistent with the guidelines contained in the latest California Airport Land Use Planning Handbook, updated in 2011.

Cannabis Land Use Ordinance

Important Links and Information: 

Appointments are strongly encouraged to submit a completed land use permit application. ‚ÄčTo schedule an application submittal appointment, please call Candace Wood at (805) 788-2959

Continuum of Care Program Competition

The County of San Luis Obispo is requesting proposals for the 2017 Continuum of Care Program Competition administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Farmworker Housing Ordinance

As part of the Housing Package, the Board of Supervisors has directed staff to revise the Farm Support Quarters Ordinance to incentivize and remove barriers for developing farmworker housing on agricultural land and in surrounding communities. Farmworkers generally have special housing needs due to their limited income and the seasonal nature of their employment. The chronic under supply of housing that is affordable and suitable for locally employed farmworkers has economic, social, and environmental impacts.This is a bottom-up effort in which the identified stakeholders will be cooperatively working with staff to collaborate on the ordinance revisions.

Los Osos Community Plan Update

The Department of Planning & Building was authorized to update the Los Osos Community Plan of the County’s General Plan and Local Coastal Plan on December 11, 2012. The Community Plan is the official plan for land use and transportation in Los Osos which determines how the community will grow and develop over the next 20 years. The update will focus on protecting resources and providing adequate infrastructure.

Oster/Las Pilitas Quarry

A request by Las Pilitas, LLC for a Conditional Use Permit and Reclamation Plan to allow for a new aggregate quarry and asphalt and concrete recycling facility. Mining operations would occur over a 30-year timeframe and conclude with reclamation of the site. The maximum annual extraction would be 500,000 tons. The project would result in disturbance of roughly 60 acres on two parcels totaling 203 acres in size. The project site is located east of the community of Santa Margarita at 6660 Calf Canyon Highway (Highway 58, north side), east of the Salinas River Bridge and approximately 0.25 miles west of Parkhill Road.

Safety Element Update - General Plan

The Department of Planning and Building was authorized to update the Safety Element of the County’s General Plan on December 6, 2016. The Safety Element addresses a wide range of natural and human-caused hazards, and consists of goals and policies aimed to reduce the risks associated with these hazards such as loss of life, injuries, property damage, and economic and social dislocation. The update consists of a comprehensive update to the existing element, which was adopted in 1999. The update will comply with the following recently enacted State mandates:

  • SB1241 – Fire Hazard Safety 
  • SB379 – Natural Hazard Adaptation and Resiliency
  • AB2140 – Integration of Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP)